Geriatrics

An advocate for better geriatric care

By Jan Jarvis   Janice Knebl, DO, recently focused attention on the shortage of health care professionals trained to meet the growing elderly population when she testified at the U.S. Capitol before the Congressional Sub-Committee on Health. But Dr. Knebl’s presentation did more than show a need to fund federal programs to train a health... Read more »

Sep 28, 2017

Diane Hawley, PhD

New champions for elderly patients

By Jan Jarvis   As a pharmacist, Michelle Cefaretti dispenses medications to elderly patients every day. But when she wanted to do more to help her older patients and their caregivers, she didn’t know where to start. The Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute changed that. As part of the program, the JPS Magnolia Health Clinic pharmacist... Read more »

Jun 12, 2017

Knebl patient

The multi-generational geriatrician

By Jan Jarvis   At a glance The trend Americans are living longer. The average life expectancy in the United States is now 78. The need By 2030, about 30,000 geriatricians will be needed to care for 21 million older Americans. It is projected that 30 percent of the 65-plus population will need to be... Read more »

Oct 7, 2016

Fort Worth team to focus on improving health care for older residents

UNT Health Science Center will team up with JPS Health Network, Texas Christian University and the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County to transform geriatric care in North Texas by improving medical training and health-care delivery for the region’s rapidly growing population of older residents. The unique collaboration is among initiatives in... Read more »

Jul 21, 2015

SAGE thanks Meals on Wheels with donation

For five years, Meals on Wheels has helped connect homebound older adults with the Students Assisting in Geriatric Education, or SAGE, program that makes it possible for medical professions students to make home visits with local seniors. Recently SAGE leaders were able to thank Meals on Wheels by presenting a $20,000 donation to the community... Read more »

Oct 21, 2014